The Navajo Area IHS serves two tribes: the Navajo Nation and the San Juan Southern Paiute (located within the boundaries of the Navajo Reservation). The tribes have a combined population of 239,000, with the San Juan Southern Paiute population at approximately 300. The tribes encompass a total land area spanning approximately 25,000 square miles through the states of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. Serving these tribes are four district offices and five field offices employing 39 engineers, 64 engineering technicians, and 19 administrative support personnel.
Today, the Area’s Sanitation Facilities Construction (SFC) Program has an annual construction appropriation of approximately $19 million, with annual contributions from $5 million to $10 million. Most of these funds go to water main expansion projects to serve Navajo homes. In 2007, 1,091 first-time water and sewer services were made to Navajo homes, with 4,049 homes receiving system upÂgrades. Although the Navajo Nation manages some IHS programs under P.L. 93-638, it does not manage the SFC Program. Instead, the Navajo Nation operates a tribal enterprise, called the Navajo Engineering and Construction Authority, which contracts with SFC for a number of Title I projects.
For more information visit the Navajo Area Website.
Director, Sanitation Facilities Construction
Indian Health Service
Division of Sanitation Facilities Construction
P.O. Box 9020
Window Rock, AZ 86515
Phone: (928) 871-5851